What You'll Learn
Through the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree you:
- Build a well-rounded foundation in the liberal arts fields and focused subject areas, such as business, computer science, international relations, economics, and psychology.
- Develop effective communication skills for academic and professional contexts.
- Learn to think critically across a variety of subjects—fostering an informed, independent worldview.
Your Harvard Degree
Bachelor of Liberal Arts (ALB) in Extension Studies.
Our Community at a Glance
In the Bachelor of Liberal Arts Program, you join a diverse student community of adult learners with years of full-time work experience, providing an enriching learning environment.
Average Courses Taken Each Semester
Work Full Time
Would Recommend the Program
Degree Candidates with Transfer Credit
Earn Degree to Prepare for Graduate School
Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements
At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in three specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.
To get started, explore the curriculum, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.
Harvard Extension School has made my dream come true.
Cost and Financial Aid
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2022–23 rate)||$1,980 per course ($495 per credit)*|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$2,738 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$31,680–$63,360|
*Three of our recommended courses for admission cost $1,000 each.
After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.
Learning & Connection
Deep learning springs from human connection. That’s why we work so hard to bring people together — whether in a live virtual classroom or an in-person seminar on campus.
Our approach to online learning fosters interaction without sacrificing flexibility. Each week, you’ll engage with your instructor, participate in peer discussions, and receive one-on-one support from teaching staff—all from your home or office.